Abalone Cove Shoreline Park

Top choice in South Bay Beaches

The best place to hunt for starfish, anemones and other tide-pool critters is in and around this rock-strewn eco-preserve. The walk down to the beach gets pretty steep in some sections, so watch your footing. Note: as we went to press parts of the cove were shut due to erosion. Check website for latest.

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